Current Affairs Quiz: April 1 2019

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  1. Name the Prime Minister of Republic of Guinea,who addressed the 14th CII-EXIM Bank conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held in New Delhi recently.
    1) Kabiné Komara
    2) Jean-Marie Dore
    3) Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
    4) Mamady Youla
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
    Explanation:
    Prime Minister of Guinea, Dr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana arrived in New Delhi along with his delegation on 16th March 2019 and met Indian President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President, Shri Venkaiah Naidu to improve the bilateral ties between India and Guinea.Dr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana addressed the inaugural session of the 14th CII-EXIM Bank conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held New Delhi.India is one of the top trading partners of Guinea and India-Guinea bilateral ties was around 900 million US Dollars in 2017-18.
  2. Which country conducts the 7 nation military exercise in Indian Ocean?
    1) Srilanka
    2) Australia
    3) India
    4) Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Australia
    Explanation:
    Australia is conducting 7 nation Indian Ocean military exercise along with Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Australia sent 4 Naval Ships and one military aircraft along with 1000 security personnel making it one the biggest military exercise.The exercise is aimed to counter the growing Chinese influence in the India Ocean.The Australian forces started the exercise from Sri Lanka and reached India on 26th March 2019. After India, Australian forces moved to other participating nations and will return after two and half months.
  3. Name the country that was selected as the guest country for Paris Book Fair 2020?
    1) India
    2) China
    3) Japan
    4) Singapore
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) India
    Explanation:
    In a bid to strengthen Indo-French ties, India has been designated as the guest of honour at the Paris Book Fair in 2020, while France will be the guest country at the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) in 2022. The announcement was made by the nodal agency – National Book Trust (NBT) – in a statement on Friday. The Livre Paris (Paris Book Fair) will take place from March 20 to 23, 2020.
  4. Which country has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match its criteria?
    1) Russia
    2) UAE
    3) Bangladesh
    4) Srilanka
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) UAE
    Explanation:
    In a huge relief for many expats, the UAE Ministry of Education has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, the Indian embassy here announced on Sunday. Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Navdeep Singh Suri said the Ministry has agreed to accept Indian academic and professional certificates after the embassy issued clarifications on the issue of the external and internal marks mentioned in mark lists.Many Indians were caught in a tight spot after their degree certificates were rejected for equivalency, and they had approached the embassy seeking help.
  5. Which of the following bank becomes the 3rd largest bank after it merged with Dena Bank & Vijaya Bank?
    1) State Bank of India
    2) Indian Bank
    3) Union Bank of India
    4) Bank of Baroda
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Bank of Baroda
    Explanation:
    On April 1, 2019, the merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank into Bank of Baroda has come into effect. With this amalgamation, Bank of Baroda becomes the India’s second largest public sector bank and third largest commercial bank after State Bank of India (SBI) and HDFC Bank. India’s first ever three-way merger of banks has started its operation over Rs 15 lakh cr as of balance sheet, with deposits and advances of 8.75 lakh crore and 6.25 lakh crore rupees, respectively.Government has also infused Rs 5,042 crore into Bank of Baroda by way of preferential allotment of equity shares.Centre’s shareholding in the merged entity is 65.7%.BoB now has over 9,500 branches, 13,400 ATMs and 85,000 employees.
  6. How many Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are in India after Bank of Baroda merged with Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank?
    1) 18
    2) 21
    3) 19
    4) 20
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 18
    Explanation:
    Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank merged with Bank of Baroda.Now the number of public sector banks (PSBs) has reduced to 18.The merger also reduced the number of banks kept under the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework by RBI to four as Dena Bank was among the five PSU banks kept under PCA.
  7. Which first Indian Asset Management company tied up with google to launch voice-based financial transactions?
    1) Axis Asset Management Company Ltd.
    2) Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company Ltd.
    3) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM)
    4) Baroda Pioneer Asset Management Company Ltd
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM)
    Explanation:
    Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management (RNAM) has joined hands with Google to enable the customers of Reliance Mutual Fund to carry out voice-based financial transactions. With this, RNAM becomes the first company in India, to provide conversational interface that would help customers regarding funds transactions.In the first phase, the functionality would be launched in Reliance Simply Save app for the customers.
  8. Which of the following nations are imposed with Anti Dumping Duty on the import of Solar Components?
    i. China
    ii.Malaysia
    iii.Saudia Arabia
    iv.Thailand
    v.Pakistan
    1) All the Options excluding i
    2) All the Options excluding v
    3) All the Options excluding iii
    4) All the Options excluding ii
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) All the Options excluding v
    Explanation:
    In order to safeguard domestic players against cheap shipments, Department of Revenue, Government of India has imposed anti-dumping duty up to USD 1559(Rs 1,07,844) per tonne on the import of certain solar cell components (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Sheet for Solar Module) from China, Malaysia, Saudia Arabia and Thailand for a period of 5 years.This move is taken on the recommendation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), which is the Investigation Arm of Ministry of Commerce.
  9. Name the Mini Ratna CPSU,which has successfully turned 1000 railway stations across the country into Free Wi-Fi zone.
    1) Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
    2) National Small Industries Corporation Limited
    3) RailTel Corporation of India
    4) Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) RailTel Corporation of India
    Explanation:
    RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, a Mini Ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, has successfully completed work of turning 1000 railway stations across the country into Free Wi-Fi zone. RailTel started the project in January 2016 from Mumbai Central station in Maharashtra. It was the first station to have the fast and free RailWire Wi-Fi and in a span of two years and three months, RailTel has completed 1000 stations, read a statement. The Reay Road station of the suburban line of Central Railways in Mumbai is the 1000th station to go live with Wi-Fi.
  10. Which fiction character became the first Inductee of Comic-On Museum’s Character Hall of Fame?
    1) Batman
    2) Superman
    3) Spider-Man
    4) Captain America
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Batman
    Explanation:
    On his 80th Birthday, Batman will become the first Inductee of Comic-On Museum’s Character Hall of Fame,in a ceremony at 50th Annual Comic-Con International in San Diego, USA on 17th July 2019. The Batman is a fictional character of DC Comics. The Character of Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
  11. Who is the ICC chief Executive after David Richardson in 2019?
    1) Indra Nooyi
    2) Shashank Manohar
    3) Aziz Ullah Fazly
    4) Manu Sawhney
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Manu Sawhney
    Explanation:
    Former ESPN Star Sports MD, Manu Sawhney has formally joined International Cricket Council (ICC) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His appointment has been confirmed in January 2019 but he was working with outgoing CEO David Richardson for the last six weeks to make smooth change over.
  12. Which global IT Service company has acquired 75% stake in Starter NV,a subsidiary of Dutch based ABN AMRO Bank for $144 million (approx. Rs 999 crore)?
    1) Google
    2) Microsoft
    3) Infosys
    4) IBM
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Infosys
    Explanation:
    Consulting arm of Global IT Services major, Infosys will buy 75% stake in Starter NV which is a subsidiary of Dutch based ABN AMRO Bank for $144 million (approx. Rs 999 crore) in an all-cash deal.This move is aimed at strategic partnership in Netherlands. ABN Amro which is the third largest bank of Netherland will hold the remaining 25 per cent stake in Starter NV.
  13. Name the Electronic intelligence satellite launched by ISRO along with 28 co-passenger satellites using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-45) recently.
    1) Microsat-R
    2) Emisat
    3) IRNSS-1I
    4) Cartosat-2
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Emisat
    Explanation:
    ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-45), in its 47th mission, has successfully launched the 436 kg Electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT and 28 co-passenger satellites into their designated orbits from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This was the 71st launch vehicle mission for Sriharikota.The military satellite, EMISAT, was successfully injected into intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 748 km height.The foreign satellites have been launched under an agreement with theAntrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO, consisting of 24 from the US, two from Lithuania and one each from Spain and Switzerland.Emisat is a satellite based on ISRO’s Indian Mini Satellite -2 (IMS-2) bus platform. The satellite is aimed at electromagnetic spectrum measurement.
  14. Which country launched second generational data relay satellite named Tianlian II-01 with the help of a Long March-3B Carrier rocket?
    1) US
    2) Japan
    3) Russia
    4) China
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) China
    Explanation:
    On 31st March 2019, China successfully launched its first second generational data relay satellite named Tianlian II-01 with the help of a Long March-3B Carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.It was the 301st mission of the Long March carrier rocket series.The Satellite will provide, data relay, transmission services, measurement and control for China’s manned spacecraft, satellites and carrier rockets along with other non-spacecraft users.China Academy of Space Technology which is under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has developed this satellite.
  15. Name the freshwater species,which is added in the Critically Endangered list by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently.
    1) Tor remadevii
    2) Siamese
    3) Northern pike
    4) Wels catfish
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Tor remadevii
    Explanation:
    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species added hump-backed mahseer ,also known as ‘Tor remadevii’ or ‘tiger of water’ in critically endangered species list.It is freshwater fish endemic to the Western Ghats of South India and only found in Kaveri River basins including Kerala’s Pambar, Kabini and Bhavani rivers.The maximum length of this fish can reach upto 150 cm and maximum weight till 90 kg.The fish is considered as one of the 229 species from recent Red List which updated in November 2018 and also disclose the threat status of 12 other Indian species, including great hornbill.The headquarters of ICUN Red List is in United Kingdom.The headquarters of ICUN is in Gland,Switzerland.
  16. Who won the Men’s Single title in YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2019 organized by the Badminton Association of India?
    1) Ricky Karanda Suwardi
    2) Kidambi Srikanth
    3) Viktor Axelsen
    4) Lee Yang
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 3) Viktor Axelsen
    Explanation:
    2019 India Open which is officially known as YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2019 was organized by the Badminton Association of India at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor hall in New Delhi from 26th March to 31 March 2019. It was the eighth tournament of 2019 BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour.The Total Prize money of the tournament was $350,000. ii. KD Jadhav Indoor Hall is an indoor arena located north of the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium (or India Gandhi Arena) in Delhi. India Gandhi Indoor Stadium is the the largest indoor sports arena in India and third largest in Asia.Danish Player, Viktor Axelsen defeated India’s top shuttler, Kidambi Srikanth by 21-7 and 22-20 in the final to win his second India Open title.

    CategoryWinnerRunner Up
    Men’s SingleViktor Axelsen (Denmark)Kidambi Srikanth (India)
    Women’s SinglesRatchanok Intanon (Thailand)He Bingjiao (China)
    Men’s DoublesLee Yang (Taiwan) and Wang Chi-lin (Taiwan)Ricky Karanda Suwardi (Indonesia) and Angga Pratama (Indonesia)
    Women’s SinglesGreysia Polii (Indonesia) and Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia)Chow Mei Kuan (Malaysia) and Lee Meng Yean (Malaysia)
    Mixed DoublesWang Yilu (China)  and Huang Dongping (China)Praveen Jordan (Indonesia) and Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Indonesia)
  17. Name the person,who won women’s singles title in the 35th edition of Miami Open and become the first ever Australian winner of the tournament in Women’s Singles category.
    1) Samantha Stosur
    2) Ashleigh Barty
    3) Karolina Pliskova
    4) Elise Mertens
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Ashleigh Barty
    Explanation:
    2019 Miami Open which was the 35th edition of Miami Open, held at Miami Gardens in Florida, USA from 18th March to 31st March 2019. It was a part of Masters 1000 category of 2019 ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) Tour and Premier mandatory Category of 2019 WTA (Women Tennis Association) Tour. For the first time the tournament took place on the hard Rock Stadium.Roger Federer won his 4th ATP Miami title in Men’s Single Category.Former Australian Cricketer, Ashleigh Barty became the first ever Australian winner of the tournament in Women’s Singles category.

    CategoryWinnerRunner Up
    Men’s SingleRoger Federer (Switzerland)John Isner (USA)
    Women’s SingleAshleigh Barty (Australia)Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)
    Men’s DoubleBob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA)Wasley Koolhof (Netherlands) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece)
    Women’s DoublesElise Mertens (Belgium) and Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)Samantha Stosur (Australia) and Zhang Shuai (China)
  18. Who won the Bahrain Grand Prix 2019?
    1) Max Verstappen
    2) Charles Leclerc
    3) Valtteri Bottas
    4) Lewis Hamilton
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 4) Lewis Hamilton
    Explanation:
    Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes captured Bahrain Grand Prix 2019 title by beating Mercedes Valtteri Bottas of Finland who secured second position. Charles Leclerc was finished with third position and became Ferrari’s youngest ever race winner at the age of 21. It was Hamilton’s 74th win of his career and 1st of this season.The Bahrain Grand Prix is a Formula One Championship race in Bahrain which is sponsored by Gulf Air.
  19. Olympic swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori of which country was temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test?
    1) Japan
    2) China
    3) Thailand
    4) Bhutan
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) Japan
    Explanation:
    27-year-old tested positive for the banned stimulant ephedrine at last December’s short course world championships in China.Fujimori, a former Asian Games silver medallist, will now miss next month’s national championships, which serve as qualifiers for the world championships in South Korea this summer. A formal hearing by swimming’s governing body FINA will determine the length of ban Fujimori will receive, after both his ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples tested positive.
  20. Recently International Olympic Committee(IOC) disqualified 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Valentin Hristov of which sport?
    1) Boxing
    2) Weightlifting
    3) Wrestling
    4) Decathlon
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 2) Weightlifting
    Explanation:
    The IOC disqualified three athletes, including Valentin Hristov bronze medalist weightlifter from Azerbaijan, for doping at the 2012 London Olympics.Two athletes from Belarus also tested positive for anabolic steroids in reanalysis of their London samples, the IOC said. Men’s 800-meter runner Anis Ananenka and women’s hammer thrower Alena Matoshka both failed to reach the final of their events.
  21. When Odisha celebrates its Foundation day also known as Utkal Divas?
    1) 1st April
    2) 31st March
    3) 30th March
    4) 2nd April
    5) None of these
    Answer & Explanation
    Answer – 1) 1st April
    Explanation:
    Odisha celebrates its Foundation day on 1st April every year to commemorate the sacrifices of people for the formation of Odisha province in 1936. The Odisha Day is also known as “Utkal Divas”.Various cultural programmes highlighting the history and culture of Odisha are organized on this day.Earlier, Odisha was a part of Bihar, it became the first state to be formed on the linguistic basis in 1936.

Static GK Quiz based on Current Affairs:

  1. What is the Capital and Currency of Republic of Guinea?
    Answer & Explanation
    Capital-Conakry & Currency-Guinean franc
  2. Who is the Prime Minister of Australia?
    Answer & Explanation
    Scott Morrisson
  3. Where is the headquarter of International Cricket Council(ICC) located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. Who is the President of China?
    Answer & Explanation
    Xi Jinping
  5. Where is the headquarter of Badminton World Federation (BWF) located?
    Answer & Explanation
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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